Favorite McDonald’s Menu Item in Arizona

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Few American restaurants have held the country’s attention quite like McDonald’s has, from the fast food chain’s humble beginnings in San Bernadino to the current juggernaut that spans the globe with more than 41,000 restaurants.

Still, Americans far and wide have their menu item de jour, ranging in complexity from the shoestring-thin French fries McDonald’s is known for to its “Big Mac” double cheeseburger.

In Arizona, the restaurant has an extra layer of hometown support, with the first drive-thru concept built in Sierra Vista to service Army members that weren’t supposed to be off base in their military uniforms. Therefore, it’s likely of little surprise Arizonans have a tight bond with the fast food chain.

Utilizing Google Trends, BetArizona.com took a break from Arizona sportsbooks news and analyzed the most popular McDonald’s menu items of Arizona residents by looking at the search results “McDonald’s” over the last 12 months (April 2023 to April 2024).

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Favorite McDonald’s Menu Items in Arizona

RankMcDonald’s Menu ItemsInterest Over Time
1French Fries8
2Big Mac7
3Chicken McNuggets6
4Happy Meal5
T5Hash Brown3
T5Shamrock Shake1

What Items Do Arizonans Love Most?

The top menu items at McDonald’s in Arizona, as determined by search interest over the last calendar year, were the chain’s French fries (8 search interest score), followed by the “Big Mac” (7 search interest score) and Chicken McNuggets (6 search interest score).

Throw in the restaurant’s “Happy Meal” kids box (5 search interest score), hash browns and “Shamrock Shake” (3 search interest score each) and you have the full picture on the McDonald’s menu items Arizonans love the most.

Sadly, with St. Patrick’s Day in the rearview, the final menu item is no longer available for the year, though Arizona residents can still find the rest of the list on their hometown McDonald’s menu at the moment.

One way or another, the one surefire thing is the 48th State has a special bond with the global fast food monolith. And if you’re looking for a fulfilling betting experience, keep reading BetArizona.com for the best Arizona betting promos.


Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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